Prof. Alex Byrne
Prof. Pawan Sinha
24.08J / 9.48J
This course provides an introduction to important philosophical questions about the mind, specifically those that are intimately connected with contemporary psychology and neuroscience. Are our concepts innate or are they acquired by experience? And what does it even mean to call a concept 'innate'? Are 'mental images' pictures in the head? Is color in the mind or in the world? Is the mind nothing more than the brain? Can there be a science of consciousness? The course includes guest lectures by philosophers and cognitive scientists.
Byrne, Alex, and Pawan Sinha. 24.08J Philosophical Issues in Brain Science, Spring 2009. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/linguistics-and-philosophy/24-08j-philosophical-issues-in-brain-science-spring-2009 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA